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PowerPoint Skills Complete Unit

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PowerPoint Skills are valuable to all students, but can be tricky to teach with limited access to technology and time. This complete teaching unit makes it easy for the teacher and engaging for students. Designed for upper elementary/middle school students, (depending on background knowledge) this unit contains 14 instructional videos, 14 guided notes pages, and 14 activities for PPT skills that every student needs.

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PowerPoint Skills are valuable to all students, but can be tricky to teach with limited access to technology and time. This complete teaching unit makes it easy for the teacher and engaging for students. Designed for upper elementary/middle school students, (depending on background knowledge) this unit contains 14 instructional videos, 14 guided notes pages, and 14 activities for PPT skills that every student needs. Includes an editable PPT template for teachers who want to have students complete these tasks digitally (as in you don’t necessarily have to use the printable activities).

In my technology classroom I introduce PPT as early as second grade, but each year I find that I have to re-teach skills like how to change the font and how to insert and resize a picture. This was frustrating to both the students and to me. I decided to create an interactive notebook for these skills, so that students can look back and see the details for how to complete each skill and why we need that skill (all included in the guided notes and activities). If you teach multiple grade levels like I do, you may choose to split the instruction of these 14 lessons between 3 years (start in 3rd grade with the basics, do a few more lessons in 4th grade and finish with the trickiest skills in 5th grade) or something similar.

I’ve had the most success teaching this complete unit in 4th grade along with a research project. I worked with the teachers and chose to research Idioms (you can find the guided research project here if you’re interested). We spent weeks learning the PPT skills and then implemented them into a cohesive, and amazing, presentation for each student. Their work was middle school quality after learning all of these skills.

Topics included:

  • How to Save a File to your Network Folder
    Changing the Font
    Adding and Changing Pictures
    Adding and Changing Tables
    Adding and Changing Word Art
    Numbering Pages, Footers, and Date
    Citing Sources
    Design Choices
    Transitions and Animations
    Editing Spelling and Grammar
    Graphic Organizers
    Adding Video Clips
    Adding Narration
    Printing a Presentation

 

sample instructional video can be viewed on my YouTube channel. The videos are made to show directly to students, but are also a valuable resource for teachers. You will have them as mp4 files and I’ve shared a private link to each video on YouTube if you would prefer to access them that way.

You will also receive a PDF of the guided notes and activity page for each lesson. I’ve provided sample answers for each guided notes and activity page.

All of these files come in a zipped folder.

© Brittany Washburn. This download is for one classroom only. Sharing this file physically or digitally violates the DMCA and the copyright for the product. 

5 reviews for PowerPoint Skills Complete Unit

  1. Rut Elisabet B. (verified owner)

    My students loved it! Great resource

  2. Buyer (verified owner)

    Great resource!

  3. Michelle D. (verified owner)

    Great resource!

  4. Marilyn A. (verified owner)

    I start PPT in a couple of weeks! These lessons will come in handy. Thanks!

  5. Victoria J. (verified owner)

    So Helpful! Thank you so much!

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I’m a technology standards expert who makes technology curriculum for elementary computer lab teachers. Here you’ll find full year technology lessons, supplemental activities for each of the technology skills, and fun resources that review technology skills throughout the year. 

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PowerPoint Skills Complete Unit

$14.00